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merkel in this process? >> she is critical to any european response. there needs to be a transatlantic, response, and in fact, i would argue proactive steps not even just responding but on the european side of the relationship, germany is the key player. let me talk a little bit about the state department told us earlier this week, that there in juneson with the e.u., but you know, there are real erequests about whether or not germany and the united states and the e.u. are all together on this, what do you think. >> right. >> i think you have to look at it in difference pieces. in terms of the analysis, this is clear russian aggression against a neighbor, intervening militarily, we have exactly the same analysis. the difference is begin to come up is what do you do about it. the quite is willing to go down the road of very tough sanctions against them in order to create some pain on the russian economy. and putin directly to get him to want to change the policies. >> what else -- >> go ahead. >> with the union is not so sure about putting in place the tough sanctions. they feel a plow
>> woodruff: russian president vladimir putin today told german chancellor angela merkel that ukraine must remove its military from the country's southeastern region to resolve the showdown with pro-russian militants. this comes after the acting ukrainian president said his government's security forces had lost control of the area. james mates of independent television news reports from donetsk. >> reporter: they must have guessed what was coming. in a rare show of resistance, well-equipped, but clearly nervous, riot police decide to take a stand as a pro-russia may day march approaches. and in moments, it starts. sheer weight of numbers, driving the police back. first, they release some tear gas, but much too close to their own lines to be effective. then come stun grenades, thrown repeatedly into the crowd. it drove them back all right, but incited even greater fury. the police position was becoming completely untenable. they were forced back inside the building. this is the last official building, the last government office in donetsk that was still showing any loyalty to kiev. it is pa
chancellor angela merkel today, vladimir putin demanded that the ukrainians pull back their troops from the eastern region of their own country. i want to go straight to nick paton walsh near slovyansk. this all sounds like madness. what just happened? >> i think we're seeing a collapse of the central government's authority here in the east. during the day we've seen helicopters pass overhead where i'm standing. even as some of the pro-russian militant checkpoints on the outskirts of slovyansk are pulling back. those troops aren't particularly big, in evidence around here, besaw as you pointed out, violent clashes in the center of donetsk, the prosecutor's general's office there, 26 people injured. shots fired. the police who tried to defend the building, humiliated, stripped of their gear by the protesters who were extraordinarily violent. the city of millions of people which is now being taken over, here in slovyansk. i will show you now, jake, a video we filmed nearby, one of the checkpoints we've gone through. you see a better equipped soldier. we've noticed three or four of these t
made the suggestion in a phone call with on july merkel. chancellor merkel is on her way to washington were meeting with president obama. on theook has the latest crisis. including the view from one of russia's baltic neighbors. is right. vladimir putin's call for ukraine to remove military from its own territory took us got from the white house. calling a preposterous and the white house press secretary. the country's acting president can seize. the government is losing control of the eastern part of the country to progress in nationalist. storming the regional prosecutor's office today, the .atest sign of the unrest the latest confrontation in eastern ukraine. 50 people being held hostage in those facilities. including eight observers from the organization for security operation in europe. terkel asked him to help when the release of the monitors. a scene from the past in moscow. vladimir putin being praised. meeting with vice president biden. i asked her if she thinks vice president putin is trying to bash the vice president trying to reconstitute the ussr. to.e would like nonethele
in berlin with german chancellor uncle a merkel. president bush said the state tv when you reach an agreement to urge russia to play in response to rule in the international community the us and european union have been trying to pressure put on by broadening sanctions against senior russian officials and companies. european borders cannot will not be changed through political and intimidation or military force. we have to be resolute in imposing costs. russian leaders have denied their behind the turmoil in to criticize the sanctions they say they won't retaliate songs yet it was solution to the swiss foreign minister sergei lavrov says they want o give others the opportunity to calm down he seemed far from home on the ground in eastern ukraine as the separatists expand their reach. government troops stay well away manng checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied region to make matters worse ukraine is deeply and dad the international monetary fund is thrown in the seventeen billion dollar lifeline. we are trying to improve the situation so that the stability is restored but i
't. >> by the way, is there a joint news conference tomorrow by obama and merkel? >> yes. you can expect that. >> okay. >> major garrett. >> jay, do you wish this e-mail had been included earlier? >> here's what i can tell you, we provided -- >> just, not asking anything about the broader, just do you wish this had been included in the process of communicating, the administration communication to the congress that was requested? >> i wish that rather than spending so much of their time -- and we all have limited time, right? -- republicans in congress on this and on repealing the affordable act, republicans in congress actually got about the business of helping the economy grow and helping it create jobs and making the necessary investments for the economy to grow in the future. >> has been providing, as the president said, all relevant information, do you wish that this had been included in that relevant information? can you imagine not being a partisan, not being a conspiracy theorist, someone hearing that conservative group sues the state department or a foia application is requested, this
. angela merkel will talk about the possibilities of sanctions with russia. >> in pakistan, the taliban has frequently targeted girls a schools in the north. more than 400 schools have been destroyed by that group. but since they have pushed the taliban out, more than 300 of them have been rebuilt. >> this footage captures the moment the taliban bombed the school. during the two years the armed group ruled the northern region, it destroyed more than 400 schools, many of them for girls. the reason the group said at the time was simple. the primary and secondary institutions were providing education that was too western, and non-islamic. today, the situation is very different. after the taliban was pushed out of the area by the military in 2009, more than 350 schools have been reconstructed with the help of foreign governments and international aid agencies. she's in the tenth grade. and she's happy to be back in the classroom. >> when the taliban was in control, they made us so afraid. i didn't go to school for two years. now they are gone, and we can get an education without fear. >> report
to happen. >> chancellor merkel will be in washington right? who has hade excellent relations with vladimir putin up until this point. they're going to have ukraine at the top of their agenda and russia the top of their agenda. hear howresting to aggressive she is. qwest thank you. interview with that from washington. the ford ceo is calling it quits. stick with us and we will talk to him next. motoro of the ford company. if you missed any of our interviews, you can watch them both. on apple tv. you can also watch is on-demand or streaming live. the internet is a good place to -- us. here in ♪ >> winning the hearts and the wallets of business, travelers is no easy task. we will talk to someone doing that in just a moment. i believe we will talk right now with drew armstrong first. breaking news. pfizer comparing their $106 billion move. what if you got with this story. it is a pretty hefty price tag. like pfizer is preparing to raise its offer by $6 billion. waiting to go up next week here they will get things a little richer and try to bring them to the table and see if they cannot close
't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov, who's on a foreign visit said kiev government needs to be holding dialogue with southern and eastern regions of ukraine and his ministry's put out a statement calling plans by kiev to hold a referendum on national unit alongside the presidential poll may 25. they call that cynical and a sham. they've said that that can't happen while kiev launches military operations to in their words against their own people, but i wouldn't be surprised if the kiev government would say well, what's not possible right now is dialogue between us and those cities where the government buildings are being occupied by those very same separatist forces. >> there was a may day rale earlier. did the ukrainian crisis feature much there? >> to an extent, the main theme as it always is, is labor rights, and the importance of workers. it was interesting,
about russia as well. president obama, of course, has been talking and he's got angela merkel a washington trying to figure out how to impose steeper sanctions on ukraine and russia. he has asked that u.s. ceo's not attend the st. petersburg former -- form. say she will attend anyway? >> i asked executives and she said indra nooyi's schedule is in flux. she is on the schedule to attend but they said no schedule has been finalized, that it is still in flux at this moment. olivia, thank you so much for covering for me there at new york headquarters. but does it for today in the program but our insight pepsico special continues all day long, including an in-depth look at the company's associate media strategy and the high-tech bush to connect to a new generation of younger consumers ♪. >> it is 56 past the hour, meaning bloomberg television is on the market. i'm julie hyman. let's look at the big stock stories we have been watching, to see how the stocks are moving. ford, the company officially announcing this morning that mark fields will take over from alan mulally when he re
. japanese prime minister shinzo abe met in berlin with german chancellor angela merkel. >> translator: we reached an agreement to urge russia to play a responsible role in the international community. >> reporter: the u.s. and european union have been trying to pressure putin by broadening sanctions against senior russian officials and companies. >> the european borders cannot, will not be changed through political intimidation or military force. and we have to be resolute in imposing cost. >> reporter: russian leaders have denied they're behind the turmoil. and they've criticized the sanctions. they say they won't retaliate, yet. foreign minister sergei lavrov says they want to give others the opportunity to calm down. but things seem far from calm on the ground in eastern ukraine. as the separatists expand their reach. government troops stay well away, manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied region. to make matters worse, ukraine is deeply in debt. the international monetary fund has thrown it a $17 billion lifeline. >> we are trying to improve the situation so that the sta
regions there will help defuse the cries. he told that that german chancellor angela merkel. what are they saying about that. >> >> oppositions have hardened since the government in kiev announced more than onces it was going to carry out this anti terror operation, announce said a relaunch and a second phase. that's when the deaths happened here and the positions hardened. can the ukrainian military just pull out? i don't think so, because at the same time, the interim government needs to be showing it's supporters that it's able to carry out something, and able to at least try to put some law and order in this part of the country, which will be very difficult. >> thank you very much. >> the situation in ukraine is expected to top the agenda as german chancellor angela merkel arrives in washington today for two days of meetings. tonight, she will dine with u.s. senators, tomorrow meet with president obama. german officials say she will discuss the possibility of further sanctions against russia with the president. >> there are new concerns this morning that some of the victimses
on suspicion of spying, russia has yet to comment. angela merkel asked president putin in a phone call to help the detained. his response, kiev must withdraw military units from the southeast and launch a national dialogue. theirs monetary fund has approved a $17 billion bail out to ukraine to help the country's struggling finances. we have the first correspondent nick childs with this. >> a march for peace and unity as this crisis continues. this earlier, predawn exercise for cameras and news the kiev authoritys have detained russia's military attache for allegedly spying and told him to leave the country. this may look impressive, but in the east, the security services seem unable or unwilling to control events. the words of alarm and accusation against moscow for ukraine's ministers grows stronger. >> practically we're already at war after what happened in crimea. the activities we now see in eastern ukraine with separatists groups supported by russia, this is war. >> reporter: government buildings in eastern ukraine continue to fall to pro russian separatists. among thebi$j also in one of
on the square since the fall of the soviet union in 1991. german chancellor angela merkel visits washington this week for meetings with president obama and ukraine is expected to be the number one topic. both leaders are meeting in an effort to show the west is united in its resolve to take even tougher measures against russia if necessary. elections in iraq, the iraqi prime minister is crediting voters with delivering a slap in the face of terrorism by turning out in large numbers for parliamentary elections. today's remarks reflect nouri al-maliki's confidence that he will eventually get another term. the turnout was estimated to have been 60% excluding volatile areas where there was no balloting. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. years, c-span brings public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences and offering complete apple ii gavel coverage of the u.s. house all is up public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 35 years ag
they're not represented by authorities in kiev. >> we have news of a phone call between angela merkel and putin. angela merkel is calling for help to free the military observes in ukraine. we were telling you about those. also president putin suggesting the withdraw of kiev's military unit from the southeast ukraine would be required. an end to the violence there and launch of national dialogue is also a point lavrov, the russian foreign minister was making a couple hours achlth that's the latest between the phone call between angela merkel and vladimir putin. >>> one of the great marine sites of the world could be lifted as a world heritage site in danger. that's the threat from the u.n. unesco because it's worried about the great barrier reef following the decision of dumping of millions of tons of sludge in this area. the government itself says it's committed to protecting the site. so it should be. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come. a bit of a tango with a mango. why trade relations have been souring over imports of one of the kings of fruit. ♪ find yourself. in
correspondent is here. angela merkel not in berlin, she is in d.c. d.c.e will be landing in later today, she first meets a group of senators. look for senators to pressure angela merkel on how you pressure vladimir putin on ukraine. it is going to dominate the discussion. she meets with obama tomorrow and then christine lagarde. willis merkel and obama, they make nice after some difficult relationships over the nsa allegations, tapping of her personal phone. >> which network do you think the merkel phone uses in the u.s.? >> you have got to go with t-mobile, 60% owned by deutsche telekom. we will watch to see but happens at the open, stocks are not trading here today but we will see what happens with t-mobile and sprint. an interview later on on bloomberg west with john legere, president and ceo of t-mobile. maybe we can press him on whether or not he wants the job of a merged company, sprint and t-mobile. >> thank you very much indeed, hans nichols. it for "the pulse," we will be back tomorrow. now it is "surveillance." ♪ kieve east slips away from and what's left of ukraine. the dow surg
a lot of energy, germany, angela merkel one of her big problems is that her country really likes the energy coming out of russia. >> that's true. it's up to the united states and the west. we have plenty of energy resources. all we have to do is start using them intelligently. and reduce the dependency of western europe on russian gas. >> see, i see it as even a larger issue in that, you know, while all the focus is on ukraine and what he is doing there is that last year when president obama drew the red line with syria and that back fired and he sort of outsourced and ling the chemical weapons in syria to putin, putin then was supposedly going to help us. now we hear that there is chlorine gas used about a month ago against civilians. it sounds like either we are foolish or there has been some double dealing or whatever. i see that sort of inroads in syria and a bigger problem for israel and sort of expanding in the region. that's what i see is even a larger issue. >> it's even bigger thansrki that in my view. the problem is you you know you can -- if you go back through frankl
angela merkel to resolve the crisis in ukraine ave is on the six nation tour of europe the two leaders met for an hour in berlin and held a joint news conference on wednesday. gemini is the first stop on this tour they called the talks very significant he said they discussed ukraine and cooperation in security economic and social fields as well as human and intellectual exchanges. i know it we reached agreement on urging russia to play a responsible role in the international community all like to expect the odd coupling and it might really have closely watched in ukraine. we expect the president a lexington to go smoothly on a twenty five it's a good thing she threw up in place emergency support of more than four hundred fifteen thousand dollars to the council of europe. he also offered about six hundred nine thousand dollars to international monitors in ukraine where do with the organization for security and cooperation in europe tokyo police i investigating the connection between gun as ambassador to japan as alleged involvement in an illegal casino. the business operated out of the
. on thursday german chancellor merkel for a ride on an official visit to washington d c meeting with president obama and other critical business figures topics include the events in ukraine transatlantic free trade. and of course dealing with a part of the surveillance disclosures which revealed last year that chancellor merkel was personally being spied on by the nsa. as for millions of average german citizens hence am just a few blocks from the white house the national press club former nsa contractor turned whistleblower adverts netting received even our award for truth telling. he shared the honors with filmmaker laura returns the first journalist he reached out to the documents. artsy political commentator send faxes the keyword ceremony he joined me earlier i first asked him to tell me about it this is an annual events the end of the organization in the four of war says a book prize or surprise for documentary filmmaking their surprise for courage. there's this truth telling prize which was to investigative journalists whistleblowers and this is what edward starting or fortress the conve
. they have little doubt when it comes to solidarity, and standing up against russia. angela merkel will be there shoulder to shoulder not only with president obama, but the leaders of the n.a.t.o. >> while the government moved to implement the geneva agreement, russia has done the opposite. let's listen to that. >> i have to say to you not one single step has been taken by russia in any public way that seriously attempts to lively the spirit or the law of what was assigned in that agreement. in fact, it's fair to say they have further. >> meanwhile, n.a.t.o. officials are saying there's no indication that russian troops are pulling back from the border. insisting that the defence minister - there'll be no invasion. there'll be destabilising tactics, having it held as a threat. i think that's pretty much where we are. i don't think there is a diplomatic solution, that was negotiated by us and the russians at this point in time. russia made it clear that we made it important. they are there to not only intimidate, but in many ways control eastern, southern ukraine if not the country.
those pictures and bring you one other line just coming in from talks between angela merkel. the g-7 will be united on possible further sanctions against russia. more on that on bbc world news throughout the day. throughout the day. for me and the team, bye-bye. -- captions by vitac -- namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? find yourself. in an accomodation... where you get to do... whatever it is that you love to do! booking.yeah! first the cookie at check-in. then a little time to kick back. earn double hilton honors points with the 2 "x" points package and be one step closer to a weekend break. doubletree by hilton. where the little things mean everything. the was a truly amazing day. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the
and security available thompson berlin with chancellor angela merkel expected to discuss how they and other leaders of the group of seven nations can cooperate over the situation in ukraine before reading on the toronto said he wanted to work with european leaders to resolve the crisis peacefully he helps improve security cooperation with the germans be someone calls japan's pro active contribution to peace over the next week. abbott will also visit britain portugal spain france and belgium. the european union added fifteen more people to its sanctions list for their role in the crisis in ukraine they include general valerie dear awesome auntie for the russian general staff and russian deputy prime minister to meet recalls that. eu representatives say the move was in response to russia's failure to take concrete action to reduce tensions in ukraine. also on the list is danny's push allin of pro russian leader in ukraine's eastern region of donetsk it's believed he has contacts with the group occupying local government offices that the new. and the united states also agreed to step up sancti
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chancellor angela merkel will meet with president obama at the white house later this week. on monday, russia's defense minister assured chuck hagel that russia will not invade ukraine. ukraine's acting president urged lawmakers today in kiev to quickly adopt a new constitution he says could preserve unity. militants continue to hold dozens of hostages, including seven military observers. on monday evening there were violent clashes in donetsk after the militia attacked demonstrators during a unity rally. jim maceda was at that rally and joins us live from donetsk. jim, you have been covering this from the beginning and it appears as though the violence, the tension continues to just escalate. is that a fair assessment? >> reporter: yeah, kristen, i would say that the fair assessment is that this region is always teetering on violence. it's on the edge of anarchy and it could go either way. you referred to the demonstration last night. we were there, as you said. it started out very peacefully in downtown donetsk. this was not a group of neo-nazis as all the russian state media have been repo
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't gone for those tougher sanctions but he has a chance later this week on friday. angela merkel, the german chancellor, will be at the white house for talks. >>> looks like former governor jeb bush could be making another strategic move as he decides whether he will make a run for the white house in 2016. he'll be meeting with high-profile religious leaders next month, including our next guest, a rising star among southern baptist leaders who brings his own flair and a little pop culture to his preaching. dr. russell moore. great to see you. >> good to be with you, gretchen. >> i've seen some of your sermons. you do bring in pop culture. i think that's great because you are very relatable to all different levels of society. my question is, is your approach sort of a new way forward for christian conservatives? >> i'm not sure how new it is. in some ways i think it is very old. christians have always sought to maintain what jesus told us which is to see the world around us as a mission field and to speak to the people around us with both conviction and with kindness with both gra
with big investments there have so effectively pressured angela merkel and david cameron and other european allies not to grant that? what the president is saying, let's hold those back as the next step in case he actually crosses the border and invades. >> that's what they said last time. if you remember and let's be clear because i know when people say, andrea, sectoral sanctions, they think we're advocating hitting the entire sector. we've been consistent from day one that hitting four of the large banks, especially those that are state owned and hitting gas and not the entire sector but sending the message that we're willing to do that. the president has said for some time he's willing to do that. it hasn't occurred and just in what you mentioned, demonstrates how the red line has changed. if you remember last week, we were going to put sanctions in place to move the troops away from the border. now the sanctions are about them going into eastern ukraine. putin in my opinion doesn't really want to go into eastern ukraine unless he has to do that. he right now is trying to build support
. a lot of that was in reaction to some of these stories about, you know, eavesdropping on angela merkel. so that's, you know, some measure of accountability i guess you could say. but, you know, it certainly doesn't go as far as some would like, some reformers who want to see not just an end to the nsa's collection of phone metadata, but an end to all bulk collection by the intelligence community. they'd like to see a warrant requirement for searches of americans' communications in the program called prism. they'd like to see greater disclose enough of -- disclosure of what the other bulk collections are and greater transparency around the overseas collection which we're only now starting to learn a little bit more about. >> clearly, we could continue talking for a long time. there seems to be still many questions, and you can fill out those cards, again, with a question. we will answer those online after this event. i really would hope that you all continue to talk about this issue and, please, join me in thanking bart gellman, ellen nakashima, ashkan soltani and greg timberg for reall
morning's a packed agenda for president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. the two will meet at the white house on friday. the telegraph reports early this week u.s. and european leaders are expected to reveal an extension to russian sanctions, as the conflict between ukraine and russia escalates. the white house says the sanctions will be targeted on russian individuals and companies. washington has been pushing for tougher economic sanctions on russia, which would have a direct impact on europe. a preliminary report on missing malaysian flight 370 is coming out this week. contents of the report are under wraps, but it's expected to include a safety recommendation for the aviation industry.after nearly two months, the search for the jet has turned up nothing.all leads have hit roadblocks, and a u-s defense official told reuters the search could take years. in today's cover story... college athletes could be one step closer to unionizing... after an historic vote at northwestern university that could allow student athletes to earn more than just thousands of twitter
to these stories you know, on eevels dropping on angela merkel. that's some measure of accountability, i guess you could say. but it tern si doesn't go as far as one would like, some reforemans who want to see not just an end of metadata but an end to all collection by the intelligence community. they would like to see a warrant requirement for searches of americans communications in the program called prism. they'd like to see greater disclosure of what the other collection programs are. and greater transparency around which rseas collection we're learning a little bit more about. >> clearly we could continue talking and there seems still to be many questions and you can fill out those cards again with a question. we will answer those online after this event. i really would hope that you all continue to talk about this issue. please join me in thanking bart tukeshima for letting us walk three and it was an enormous difficult hard and you sea saw how difficult reporting this was. and allen and craig letting us walk through and get a since of what their journey's been like. thank you again. [applau
. that will start as the u.s. also had the eu in a conference call over the weekend with president obama and merkel of germany, and others. so again, those could be relevant. the eu will follow their samplingses going forward. i mentioned before, targeting the inner circle, the companies, so again obama addressed again, heard from david from obama on his trip again here he is now addressing the sanctions issue. >> we're going to be in a stronger position to deter mr. putin when he sees that the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified ather than this is just a u.s. -russian conflict. >> so again clearly he has the eu on his side as well. today is the date. >> well, and obama in asia a lot of people hearing the word bully as it refers to china but also knowing that it's referring to russia and europe as well. and how that's being perceived by europe. but what's the latest on those european monitors? you said one has been released. >> i'll find out on friday late friday a pro russian separatist group seized the bus and in the bus were the monitors again, what is the osce, the orga
not forgotten world war ii. but russia wants to start world war iii. merkel also voiced concern. the german chancellor held crisis talks with the polish counterpart and spoke on the phone to other western leaders. >> russia has the ability to put the separatist on the peaceful path. debating the constitution and preparing for elections. no indication of them doing that. several former soviet country offered to mediate in the crisis as russia continued to build up its military along ukraine's border. thousands of portuguese turned out to mark the 40th anniversary of the countries carnation revolution. in 1974, a military coup turned into a popular uprising. it paved the way for democracy and portugal which had been ruled by dictators since the 1930's. aftervolution was named the carnations that people stop into the barrels of soldiers guns on that landmark day. that was the week inó?ó?ó?ó?ó?
was of great interest to me because i just read that little quick in the china daily news about angela merkel not letting ping go to the holocaust site because of abe's position, and how much do they really dislake the japanese? >> the cold war line if your attacked by germany and russia, who do you shoot first? the answer was, germany, business before pleasure. not a very nice cold war story. >> ooh! >> that's hard to -- obviously these attitudes go way back and are very deep and action sir bait -- exacerbated by world war ii and nobody has been prepared to tell the entire truth about, forth ruthly in the region so it does have an overhang i think matters quite a lot. it means that the koreans and others are
what angle a merkel has to say much more than what the obama administration has to say. they're also going along with small targeted sanctions, but the stakes are a lot higher for europeans. russia's strength with europe is ten times russia's strength with the u.s. >> schieffer: he could also cut off the gas. >> he could cut off the gas and that might not seem as much of a problem as we go into spring and summer but come into winter he has the ability to make it very, very cold indeed, especially northern europe. so they, i think, would like to take little baby steps along the way and hope that that will have an impact. they seem to be comfortable with the americans going harder and harsher, but i don't think that that will change putin's calculus. yes, the russian stock market is down. yes, the -- it hasn't changed putin's posture a notch. so it's going to take something of the order of getting russians out of swift which is this interbanking deal that allows banks to trade currencies with each other. if you take russia out of that union, then all of russia's banks immediately go in
. further is the fact that as the german chancellor angela merkel said she thinks putin is divorced from reality. that's a huge danger here. yopg he would make an end run for kiev. however, nato told us he could invade and take over eastern ukraine in three to five days. they are not ready to take on the russian military. we have a piece about all the reasons that putin should not want to go into ukraine, including the fact that the insurgency will cost lives. that doesn't mean putin will be dissuaded from invasion of eastern ukraine for those reasons. >> this is what we learn about putin. he's not a rational, logical guy. he's not thinking about the interests of his own people. he's thinking about the elite. his government, and him staying in power. this is how he's been reasoning. and if you read any of the books about even george w. bush, days of fire, and there's a quote by george w. bush himself who said, you know, i don't understand this guy. he seems like -- i thought that he was a liberator. you know, he's showing a side of him as if he is more and more a dictator. if he takes ea
back into another one by a new financial crisis with russia. >> chancellor merkel will be at the white house on friday. last time she was in the states, there was a state dinner in her honor. now she's coming after it was revealed the nsa has been wiretapping her phone. what's the conversation going to be like? dha what's going to be the first thing on the agenda and what's going to be the second thing on the agenda? >> if it's merkel, she definitely wants to get the nsa thing behind them and she'll press on that a lot. but this big transatlantic trade agreement is stalling right now in the congress and the eu. she's certainly going to want to push on that. obama wants to get some sense from her on how far russia will go on russian policies and sanctions. he knows without germany being closely aligned with the american position, the u.s. will be isolated and the policy will be pretty ineffective. >> merkel has a relationship with putin and obama. how does her relations with each man affect their relationship with each other? >> that's a good point. it seems to me has a very bad relatio
late tuesday and later in the week will be meeting with merkel, the german chancellor who has been key to the diplomacy. the ukraine situation following him here to asia but will also be front and center when he gets back to washington. >> thank you very much. >> more on the crisis in ukraine which shows no signs of easing. pro-russian separatists are holding a group of observers and accusing them of being spies. he is asking them to try to take steps to free the observers. meanwhile, those sanctions could be slapped on moscow in a couple of days all in an attempt to try to slow down vladimir putin but the 30,000 russian troops are posed on the ukrainian border. >> reporter: all signs in this crisis are digging in and doubling down. the russian separatists are willing to train the international observers they are holding hostage for prisoners from the ukrainian government. the egovernment says they're holding them as human shields. they have not moved in they say due in large part to their fear of heavy civilian causalities if they have to fight house to house by the well armed russian
be coordinated but not necessarily identical. meeting with her polish counterpart, german chairman angela merkel said russia is not doing enough to de-escalate the crisis. >> i am absolutely convinced that russia has the power or could have the power to get the ukrainest and eastern to join a peaceful process of dialogue and reparation for elections but so far moscow has not even given those signals. russian economy is already suffering from the sanctions that have been imposed. now the pressure looks set to increase. >> moving onto other news, slovenia's governing coalition is on the brink of collapse after just 13 months in office. members of the ruling positive slovenia party have voted to oust the prime minister and replace her with the party founder. to hand in her resignation. coalition partners say they government led by the party leader. they are calling for new elections. hundreds of thousands of doldrums are making their way to rome to witness the historic -- athletic pilgrims -- catholic pilgrims are making their way to rome to witness the historic canonization of two saints. >> antic
. that from republican john mccain. the big question is going to be whether european allies like angela merkel, the german chancellor, they say they're mathewing forward with their own sanctions. but they've said it before and they weren't tough sanctions. so the president when he gets back to washington tuesday night, within a couple of days, he'll be sitting down at the white house with merkel who will be in washington. ukraine, front and center here in asia and will be as soon as he gets back to washington. >> angela merkel, very much a key player there. ed, thank you very much for that report. we'll tell you more about the growing crisis in ukraine. the u.s. and other world powers standing together vowing to impose new sanctions on russia and its supporters in eastern ukraine, possibly as ed henry reported as soon as monday. this as secretary of state john kerry is urging his russian counterpart to help support an effort to free a group of military observers being held by pro-russian separatists in ukraine. leland is donetsk with more. >> it's been more than 24 hours since those internatio
know angela merkel spoke to vladimir putin ta told him they needed to do something. >> they are doing absolutely nothing good and everything bad. and as you said last week in geneva there was an off-ramp offered to the russian federation. this was a chance for them to put their actions behind their words. and the agreement outlined very concretely some initial steps towards deescalation, and the ukrainian government snapped in to action immediately, took many steps within 24 hours, they introduced a new amnesty law in the parliament, the prime minister made public commitments to open transparent constitutional reform process. we made public reassurance to russian speaking your next questionians, and made pressure on those remains on the mie done to pull down barricades and open up the streets, and the russians have done nothing. >> and talking about what the russians are saying and doing rush foreign minister said . . . that's the russian narrative, that what they are trying to do is a peace keeping mission, because russians and pro-russian people are suffering at the hands of this ne
-escalate the crisis in ukraine. that's the view of german chancellor angela merkel, the polish prime minister, and all the g-7 leaders. they've agreed on a new round of sanctions to up the pressure on moscow. >> i'm convinced that russia has the option or could have the option of getting the separatists in eastern ukraine to join a peaceful process of constitutional dialogue and separation for elections, but so far moscow has unfortunately not given those signals. >> but it's not yet clear what form the new sanctions will take. merkel favors expanding the assets freezes already imposed on vladimir putin's inner sir welcome but the u.s. wants more. while continuing his tour of asia, president barack obama called for tougher economic sanctions on russia. >> what's also important is laying the ground work so that if and when we see even greater escalation, perhaps even military incursion by russia into ukraine, that we're prepared for the sort of sanctions that would have even larger consequences. >> russia's economy has already been affected by the existing sanctions. now moscow faces added pressure. >>
-- ms. merkel's comments came after president barack obama spoke to leaders of france, italy, and the united kingdom to support a new wave of sanctions against moscow. inwill hear more about that our next segment of "the washington journal" this morning." another story out of "the washington post" this morning. the company faces probes over .ortgage security it negotiates a multibillion-dollar settlement a deal may suppress the $13 billion that jpmorgan chase pay to the government last year. the justice department made an initial offer of $20 billion, resulting in several investigations. the bank rejected that offer and has yet to counter those people that are not allowed to speak publicly. if you want to read more about rick is in erwin, tennessee. thank you for calling. caller: i was listening and the comparison between san francisco and houston came up. disingenuousty comparison. houston is out in the middle of the desert. san francisco has nowhere else to go but up. they have to start tearing down some old victorians. whether this person was evidently jus
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